Women step up to personal challenges

FAIRFIELD — Two movies are coming to local theaters this week, “Fall” and “Mack and Rita.”

“Fall” is about two daredevil women who have decided to fight fear by tackling the scariest challenges they can devise. “Mack and Rita” is about a young woman who gets struck by a lightning bolt and comes to as her alter ego, Aunt Rita.

Opening nationwide areas:

“fall,” in which Becky (Grace Caroline Currey) and her best buddy, Hunter (Virginia Gardner), focus their lives on beating back fear. They climb a 2,000-foot remote, abandoned radio tower and realize fear might be the least of their worries when they can’t find away down. Their climbing skills will be put to the ultimate test as they desperately fight to survive the elements, a lack of supplies and vertigo-inducing heights in this adrenaline-fueled thriller co-starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan. The movie is rated PG-13.

“Mack and Rita,” in which a 30-year-old self-proclaimed homebody, Mack Martin (Elizabeth Lail), takes a reluctant trip to Palm Springs for a bachelorette party with her best friend Carla (Taylour Paige). She is struck by lightning, and wakes up as a 70-year-old. “Aunt Rita” (Diane Keaton) is her true inner self being released. She finds herself navigating a new world of love and expectations. The movie is rated PG-13.

“Inu-Oh,” an anime film about the character Inu-Oh, who is born with some strange physical defects. Adults are horrified by his features and force him to cover himself with a mask and layers of clothing. One day he makes friends with Tomona, who is a blind biwa player. As Tomona plays a delicate song of tangled fate, Inu-Oh discovers an incredible ability to dance. They dance and sing their way to a career but question why they both are suffering with these disabilities. The movie is not rated.

Opening in limited release are:

“No Way Out,” a film about a dysfunctional couple who are wrapped up in a lustful relationship, twined with drugs and an even unhealthier need to take bigger and bigger risks. They gamble at higher stakes, missing being crushed by bad decisions until the day it all catches up to them. The movie is not yet rated.

“Rogue Agent,” which tells the story of Robert Freegard, a conman who poses as an undercover MI5 agent, kidnapping countless victims amid a high-stakes manhunt until the woman who loved him stops his reign of terror. The movie is not rated.

“Girl Picture,” in which Mimmi , Emma and Rönkkö have each other’s backs, always. They are looking for a future full of adventure and romance. Emma is obsessed with a career in figure skating. She is driven and so focused that life really is passing her by. But even though the girls meet all expectations, plans fall apart and make something even better. The movie is not rated.

“Emily the Criminal,” in which Emily (Aubrey Plaza) is desperate to make money. Her criminal history has locked her out of many jobs and her student debt isn’t shrinking. She takes a shady gig as a “dummy shopper,” buying goods with stolen credit cards supplied by a handsome and charismatic middleman named Youcef (Theo Rossi). She finds the work fun, easy and soon gives up even attempting to find a “real” job but instead joins with Youcef in an even bigger money-making scheme. The movie is not rated.

For information on Edwards Cinemas in Fairfield, visit www.regmovies.com/theatres/regal-edwards-fairfield-imax. For Vacaville showtimes, visit www.brendentheatres.com. For Vallejo showtimes, check www.cinemark.com/theatres/ca-vallejo. More information about upcoming movies is available at www.movieinsider.com.

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